Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Happy Groundhog Day!

If you happened to catch my February 2nd post last year, you already know that our upper-Midwestern city claims a fame to having a groundhog prognosticator, Jimmy the Groundhog!

Yes, Jimmy is famous in these parts. And a big celebration is held every year. Here is a quote from his website today:


Groundhog Day Prognostication

Jimmy says EARLY SPRING!

Jimmy X arrived at the Prognostication Site in a stretch limousine, escorted by a Sun Prairie fire truck. A fireman shoveled a fresh path for Jimmy and his caregiver, Jerry to meet the mayor. It was a snowy morning in Sun Prairie, and Jimmy did NOT see his shadow! The crowd cheered as the mayor interpreted Jimmy's message, proclaiming an EARLY SPRING!

So, there you have it folks- an EARLY SPRING!! We love that kind of talk up North!!:)

Not only that.... the local bakery in town makes Jimmy the Groundhog cookies. The Golden Days Company is owned and operated by some friends of ours and we are so happy for its opening last year!!

...Their sense of humor and community spirit shines through in introducing their Jimmy the Groundhog and his Shadow cookies!!

Dena created Jimmy and a darker image of himself for his shadow--very clever!!:)

Just stack them and here you go!! Spring is on the way!

Is this fun, or what?!

So... Happy Groundhog Day from the Midwest Groundhog Capital of the World!! May Spring always come early to your neck of the woods:)


BECKY said...

Hi Sweetie! This is too cute! The whole ground hog day thing is just a hoot to me!! Something fun to draw the community together...and oh so harmless!! We need more stuff like this around the U.S.!

Hope your week is going well! I am doing much better and am actually able to help a friend of mine that just had surgery! Still have to be careful not to overdo, but otherwise doing well!

Love you!!

Heidi Pocketbook said...

How cool is that?!? Good old fashioned community spirit is wonderful! The cookies are so very cute!

I'm liking Jimmy's forecast much better than Phil's for sure. Bring on the Spring :-)

Elena said...

Yay, I am all for an early spring! We have had a very mild winter here, so maybe it will be true for us here too. The cookies are so cute. What a great idea. Have a great day. I'm looking forward to hearing how the wedding went and pictures!

Anonymous said...

Yay for an early spring and for groundhog cookies at the Bakery! What flavors are the cookies? I ran out of their molasses and date bite cookies, so will have to stop in soon. :)

Linda C said...

Lisa, the groundhog (top:) cookie has a cinnamon/sugar topping so it reminds me of a snickerdoodle. And the bottom,dark one reminds me of a gingerbread cookie.
Both are very good:)

A Hint of Home said...

The cookies and the story are so cute!!
Being from MI, I know what an early Spring can mean.
Have a great weekend!

Lady Farmer said...

Hello Linda!
So fun to see the 'Jimmy and Shadow' cookies. What a creative idea!
Here you are cheering for an early Spring, and then here in WA, I am wishing for some real Winter weather! But, alas, I fear Spring is on it's EARLY way. Just today I spotted a hummingbird searching for my feeder. I clean it and put it away for winter, but he/she must think winter is over. I worry about our fruit trees ~ hoping they don't bud and then get a hard frost! I am so looking forward to a good crop of fruit this year!
Do I sound fickle? ;~P
Sending you blessings!

Jennifer said...

So glad you stopped by my blog...and super glad to read of Jimmy's prediction for an early spring - YEAH! I am all for any signs of spring:) Hope you are enjoying your weekend and always happy when you "stop by" for a visit!